Does ASUS ZenBook Duo support Thunderbolt 3?

ASUS ZenBook Duo
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Does ASUS ZenBook Duo support Thunderbolt 3?

Best answer: Sadly, the ASUS ZenBook Duo does not support Thunderbolt 3, although it does have a USB-C 3.1 port for fast transfer speeds.Get yours: ASUS ZenBook Duo (£1,299 at Amazon UK)

Thunderbolt 3 and the ASUS ZenBook Duo

People who are hoping that the ASUS ZenBook Duo supports Thunderbolt 3 are going to be disappointed to hear that is not the case. While it's true that the device does have a USB-C 3.1 port, this port does not work with Thunderbolt 3 accessories or devices. However, it's worth pointing out that USB-C 3.1 still offers fast data transfer speeds, despite not being as excellent as what you'll get with a Thunderbolt 3 port.

Why you should get the ASUS ZenBook Duo anyway

ASUS ZenBook Duo

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The ASUS ZenBook Duo is an excellent laptop despite the fact it lacks Thunderbolt 3. The dual HD display is a very unique feature, and it gives you the freedom to keep two tabs open at once while working or using the device recreationally, which will no doubt be valuable to many users.

On top of that, the device has quality specs as well, featuring an NVIDIA MX250 GPU, an Intel 10th Gen i7-10510U processor, and 16GB of RAM. This hardware allows it (and you) to take on any task productively, and you'll even be able to use the laptop for some light gaming too if you wish. It's also important to highlight that the 10th Gen Intel CPU makes the device compatible with Wi-Fi 6, the latest Wi-Fi standard that improves the speed and stability of your internet connection.

The overall physical design of the ASUS ZenBook Duo is awesome too. It's fairly light at just 3.3 pounds (1.5kg), making it easy to take with you wherever you go, and the bezels are nearly non-existent, which is always something laptop users like to see. The USB-C 3.1 port and dual USB-A 3.1 ports also give it plenty of compatibility with peripherals.

Brendan Lowry

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